Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
03/21/1864 That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Topics: Inspirational, Economy
03/21/1864 Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. Topics: Slavery, Inspirational
03/22/1864 I never knew a man who wished to be himself a slave. Consider if you know any good thing, that no man desires for himself. Topics: Slavery
04/04/1864 I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Topics: Leadership
04/04/1864 If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial History will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God. Topics: History, Religion
04/04/1864 I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel. Topics: Slavery, Morality
04/05/1864 Please tell these little people I am very glad their young hearts are so full of just and generous sympathy, and that, while I have not the power to grant all they ask, I trust they will remember that God has, and that, as it seems, He wills to do it. Topics: Leadership, Religion
04/18/1864 I am responsible … to the America n people, to the Christian world, to History , and on my final account to God. Topics: Leadership, History, America
04/18/1864 The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Topics: Freedom
04/18/1864 The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the America n people, just now, are much in want of one. Topics: Freedom, America

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